• Beama launches new Building Based Energy Storage Group

    Beama is launching a new membership group in January 2016 to complement its already well established work programme for manufacturers of connected homes and smart grid technologies. The Building Based Energy Storage Group is being launched to prepare the market for a future energy system that will be increasingly dominated by variable, low carbon energy sources (solar, wind and tidal) requiring a significant degree of energy supply flexibility.  Energy storage will become an important element of the energy infrastructure of the future, right down the energy supply chain, up to and including the building. This will take the shape of discrete and standalone storage technology or products with inherent storage potential e.g. heating and hot water storage and electric vehicles.

  • Powerpacks for pioneering energy storage project

    Photon Energy, a UK-based Tesla Powerpack certified company, was recently appointed to install four energy storage units at Manchester Science Park. 

    Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) has undertaken a significant investment in an advanced energy strategy that includes the installation of the Tesla Powerpacks as well as two EV charging points at their flagship headquarters - the Bright Building, located at Manchester Science Park. 

  • Smith Brothers begins work on first Arlington Energy STOR site

    High voltage power contractor Smith Brothers has begun work on the first of Arlington Energy’s energy storage and gas peaking projects – a short term operating reserve (STOR) site in Sheffield, Yorkshire.

  • The burning questions

    Energy stored in batteries, especially energy generated from renewable sources, could ease our move away from fossil fuels and towards the low-to-no carbon future prescribed by the recent CCC Net Zero Report, writes ECA energy and emerging technologies solutions advisor Luke Osborne. 

  • Powering the future

    Power management specialist Riello UPS has teamed up with energy trading experts RWE Supply & Trading to offer data centre operators the opportunity to turn their UPS systems into a ‘virtual power plant’ capable of demand side response – providing a lower upfront and operational cost for a more reliable UPS system.

  • Blackout: How energy storage averted a UK-wide disaster

    On August 9, 2019, just five minutes before millions of commuters were set to head home for the weekend, disaster struck the UK’s power infrastructure. Jordan O’Brien, contributing editor, looks at the lessons we can learn from the recent UK-wide power outage and the role energy storage can play in keeping the grid online. 

  • Ergon Energy Network adopts Saft lithium-ion energy storage system for remote communities in Australia

    Ergon Energy Network, an Australian electricity distribution network operator in Queensland, has deployed 20 Saft Intensium Mini lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage systems (ESS) at 13 sites in Queensland over four years. 

  • Energy storage costs are falling at the fastest rate ever, as new battery technology enters the market

    Thanks to recent advancements in battery technology and the more than $1.4 billion invested in the space in the first half of 2019 alone, energy storage costs are falling at the fastest rate ever. 

  • Saft to supply 6.6 MWh lithium-ion energy storage to Finnish wind farm, largest in Nordics

    Saft has been awarded a contract to supply a 6.6 MWh lithium-ion energy storage system to a wind farm in northwestern Finland by TuuliWatti, a Finnish wind developer and operator. The system will be the largest of its kind in the Nordics. 

  • UK at risk of failing to meet 2050 deadline for net zero carbon unless it invests in 10x more energy storage

    Earlier this year, the UK became the first major economy in the world to commit to a net zero carbon emissions target by 2050. Despite signing that commitment into law, the country is at risk of failing to reach that goal, as Drax’s Electric Insights has found that the country would need 10 times as much energy storage to support the energy transition to renewable power. 

  • UK Power Networks launches new website to promote vehicle-to-grid technology worldwide

    UK Power Networks is really committed to vehicle-to-grid technology and wants the whole industry to get involved. That’s why it has launched a new website called V2G Hub, which gives a complete picture of V2G projects that are currently going on around the world. 

  • Preparing for tomorrow, today

    Richard Molloy, manager, UK Energy Storage, Eaton, explains why flexibility is key to the energy transition.